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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Sir George Williams

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. Sir George Williams Marker
Inscription.
1879-1905

Sir
George
Williams
1821-1905
Founder of the
Young Men's
Christian
Association

Lived at No. 13 Russell Square

 
Location. 51° 31.358′ N, 0° 7.592′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Russell Square just west of Woburn Place, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Russell Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1B 5EH, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Samuel Romilly (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); T.S. Eliot (about 120 meters away); Roger Fry (about 120 meters away); Friend at Hand (about 120 meters away); Sir Thomas Lawrence (about 210 meters away); Site of Bombing Raid of September 24th, 1917 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir James Matthew Barrie (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir John Barbirolli C.H. (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Our Founder, Sir George Williams (YMCA UK). (Submitted on November 3, 2017.)
2. George Williams (YMCA) (Wikipedia). "Sir George Williams (11 October
Sir George Williams Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. Sir George Williams Marker - Wide View
1821 – 6 November 1905) was an English philanthropist and founder of the YMCA. The oldest and largest youth charity in the world, its aim is to support young people to belong, contribute and thrive in their communities....Appalled by the terrible conditions in London for young working men, he gathered a group of his fellow drapers together to create a place that would not tempt young men into sin. That place was the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), which he founded on 6 June 1844...." (Submitted on November 3, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 3, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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